Here at Beeline, we believe in the power of two-wheeled mobility and as part of that we think it’s important to give back to this community. That’s why last year we gave 5% of Black Friday weekend revenue on Moto products to Blood Bikes.
Who are Blood Bikes?
Blood Bikes is a volunteer-run service that provides a free out-of-hours medical transportation to the UK's National Health Service.
Every day, across the UK, motorcyclists get kitted up and wait on-call for urgent out-of-hours runs of blood and other 'medical essentials' to hospitals in their area.
They'll transport blood, biological samples, medical notes, e-rays and scans to support our wonderful National Health Service, totally free of charge.
In 2017 alone, 3372 volunteers made 73,617 urgent runs. With 31 National Association of Blood Bikes members across the country, their coverage extended across 85% of the population (54 million people).
Their impact is immeasurable for the thousands of patients that they help, and the patients' families and friends.
Blood Bikes are always looking for new volunteers to help support the high demand for their help. If you are interested in getting involved in blood biking in your local area, check out the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikers website to find out more.
Where the money went
The Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes offers financial support to member groups in the form of liability insurance and grants for equipment. At member group level, each group has costs to cover to keep their bikes and volunteers on the road.
As an example, for one member group:
£15 covers fuel for a day
£70 gets their blood bikers insurance cover for a week
£100 covers a week of bike maintenance
(all info from Blood Bikes Nottinghamshire 2018 annual report)